Sun Protection Clothing is for Summer and Winter too 😮

Movement and exercises are highly beneficial for mental and physical health, and most choose or have to perform these activities outdoors. If your passion or daily chores take place outside in the sun for a long period of time, you need to be aware of the skin damage UV rays can cause.

Did you know researchers found that 86% of melanomas and 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by UV radiation?

To get an effective protection against these harmful sun rays it's important to use protection methods like sunscreen and clothing with high rated Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF), where the last is superior compared to sun lotions. Do not confuse SPF with UPF. It's not the same thing!

Read about the topic in this article >> SPF vs UPF. What is the difference?

☀️ SUMMER Sports and Activities

This category involves spending time in the sun and also near or on rivers, lakes, the ocean, for sports and activities like:

         •    fishing
         •    kayaking
         •    paddle board
         •    boat trips
         •    sailing

    In general, temperatures are lower in areas with water, due to the fact that the higher humidity or the presence of breeze gives the sense of comfort, but this thermal relief is only an illusion, because the Sun will still affect you.

    Thus if you spend time in direct sunlight without protection you can easily sunburn, and if you seek shade but you're on the sand or very close to the water, then a mirror effect appears where the water or sand surface reflects the UV rays onto your skin.

    We recommend you to use clothes such as shirts, gloves, neck gaiters and balaclavas with a high UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating.

    Read more here >>> How to choose UPF rated clothes

    ❄ WINTER Sports and Activities

    This category involves spending time in the mountains, on the snow or ice, doing sports and activities like:

           •    skiing
           •    snowboarding
           •    snowmobiling
           •    ice skating
           •    ice fishing

      At higher altitudes air is thinner and UV radiation increases as you go up.

      Clouds can be deceiving, thinking that you're protected from the sun, but thin clouds let most of the UV rays through, and fluffy clouds can reflect the sun rays, increasing the amount of radiation that reaches Earth. UVA type rays are the most skin damaging and can penetrate clouds all year round.

      More than that, snow reflects up to 80% of the sun radiation, adding up to the UV rays you're already exposed to.

      Summing everything up, increase of UV radiation the higher you get, winter sunny day or with thin clouds and snow reflecting the UV rays, you really need to defend your skin from the damage the sun can cause.

      Our recommendation is to use UPF gloves, neck gaiters and balaclavas to protect the most exposed parts of your body: face, neck and hands.


      Involves spending time in the sun, in nature or just outside of your home for:

             •    running, walking
             •    yoga, fitness
             •    hiking
             •    climbing 
             •    cycling
             •    driving
             •    motorcycle
             •    photography
             •    and any other activities that take place outdoors (mowing, gardening, events etc.)

        It's a known fact that the Sun is our planet's friend, having a beneficial effect on nature, especially for plants that need it for photosynthesis. Humans also need the Sun's ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, so that our bodies can produce Vitamin D - an essential nutrient. Doctors say that it takes about 15 minutes per day (for light skin) to a couple of hours (for dark skin) to naturally get our Vitamin D.

        Therefor frequent and moderate exposure to the sun is healthy, but it can be dangerous if you stay out for too long without any protection, prolonged exposure causing sunburn, sun spots and development of skin cancer.

        So if you want or need to spend a considerable amount of time in the sun and don't want to worry about reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours or immediately after sweating, you can choose to wear high UPF Sun Protective clothing such as shirts, gloves, neck gaiters and balaclavas.

        Want to know more? Read the article >> What kind of clothing is best for sun protection?

        With high UPF 50+ protection (lab tested UPF rating - AATCC 183:2004) that blocks over 98% of both UVA and UVB sun rays, GOT® UV Guard collection safeguards your skin from harmful sun radiation, so you can enjoy your favorite activities with confidence.

        Discover GOT® Sun Protection shirts, gloves, multifunctional neck gaiters and balaclavas.

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